Two years ago, we launched Baa Baa Brighouse on World Wide Knit in Public Day with the setting up of a brand new Knit and Natter Group at Rastrick Library, just yards from where our headquarters are. This year, we’re joining in the celebration again by hosting another Knit and Natter event.
This time, weather permitting, we hope to spill out in to the library gardens so if it looks like the sun might shine, it may be a good idea to bring along a picnic blanket or folding chair.
We’ll be stringing up the bunting and cranking up the gramophone for some vintage style tunes to set the mood.
We will provide refreshments including tea, coffee, juice, cakes and biscuits and there will also be woolly related crafts to keep little ones occupied.
Simply bring along your current work in progress or if you have never knitted before, come along and we’ll show you how to get started.
There will be a raffle on the day with prizes provided by Baa Baa Brighouse and all proceeds raised going to the Friends of Rastrick Library which organises a whole range of community events from quiz nights to book festivals.
The event will also support the UK Hand Knitting Association’s Commit to Knit Month 2016 which encourages knitters to create items for eight chosen charities. They are: The Association of Young People with ME, Bonnie Babies, Knit a Square, Knit for Peace, Mission to Seafarers, Oxfam, Project Linus UK and the RSPCA.
A collection of patterns for the charities has been created. They are already available online, in supporting magazines and will be added to the UK Hand Knitting Association website during June.
Visit the World Wide Knit in Public Day website to register for the event or simply turn up at Rastrick Library on Saturday June 18, 10.30 – 12.30. We hope to see you there!